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Deadly Avian Predator Confirmed on Kaua'i, Hawai'i


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Hjavanicus_wikimediaTN.jpgA deadly avian predator - a small Indian Mongoose - has been captured on the Hawaiian Island of Kaua'i, confirming the worst fears of local wildlife officials. Previously, Kaua'i and Lana'i were believed to be the only two Hawaiian Islands free of non-native mongooses that prey on native birds. Mongoose predation has been a major factor in bird population declines in the archipelago, which has been dubbed "the bird extinction capital of the world."

 

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